After a string of ethical lapses and questions about Idaho lawmakers' conduct that's only been increasing in recent years, new lawmakers will face something unprecedented when they arrive in Boise for their organizational session next week: Formal ethics training. And that's not all. When the Legislature convenes its 2013 session the second week of January, business will pause on the session's third day, as all lawmakers, old and new, are put through an hours-long ethics training session/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
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Question: Dunno if I trust these birds, when push comes to shove, because they promised to pay attention to ethics last year. And didn't seem to do so. What do you think?